HippoRadar®



Digital tool for mass screening, rating and short-listing of startups for funding and support 

HippoRadar®

Digital tool for mass screening, rating and short-listing of startups for funding and support 

HippoRadar drives a fundamental change to fund raising practices

HippoRadar enables mass screening, rating and short-listing of startups for growth funding and support actions, and creates tangible value to both Founders and Financiers.

– HippoRadar trusts those with the deepest knowledge and the highest responsibility of each business case – the Founders themselves and their trusted advisors – to provide candid, comparable assessments.

– Each participant gains a sensation of value created: A comparable 360-degree diagnosis of investment readiness and recommendations for improvements on 35 core strategic assets.

 

HippoRadar drives a fundamental change to fund raising practices

HippoRadar enables mass screening, rating and short-listing of startups for growth funding and support actions, and creates tangible value to both Founders and Financiers.

– HippoRadar trusts those with the deepest knowledge and the highest responsibility of each business case – the Founders themselves and their trusted advisors – to provide candid, comparable assessments.

– Each participant gains a sensation of value created: A comparable 360-degree diagnosis of investment readiness and recommendations for improvement on 35 core strategic assets.

HippoRadar automates the Evaluation and Ranking of companies

HippoRadar builds on the HippoMeter investment readiness tool

– Works across industries, technologies, development stages and business models;

 Enables realistic assessments by Founder Teams on product readiness, growth strategy, execution and market position;

 Generates comparable rating and on the status and potential of 35 core strategic assets;

 Short-lists the most suitable companies based on each financier’s own specific criteria;

– Helps shift focus and resources from avoiding the “wrong companies” to supporting the right ones.

How HippoRadar works?

1. You send a tailor-made invitation message and instructions to the companies to be evaluated.

– The minimum is three companies and there is no upper limit.

2. Company CEOs send acceptance emails to a Global Enabler mailbox and receive personalized access links to HippoMeter

– Each company CEO gets to invite 2-9 Fellow Respondents (co-founders, board members, advisors, investors).

3. The company teams respond to HippoMeter and generate valuable intelligence on 35 core strategic assets and related resource needs

  – Each company CEO receives a detailed confidential online report containing intelligence on team alignment not shared with Financiers.

3. You receive a portfolio report with all the companies comparably evaluated and short-listed as per your unique criteria

  – You also receive online financier reports on each company and a concluding debrief session on the key findings and conclusions

 

HippoRadar automates the Evaluation and Ranking of companies

HippoRadar builds on the HippoMeter investment readiness tool

– Works across industries, technologies, development stages and business models;

 Enables realistic assessments by Founder Teams on product readiness, growth strategy, execution and market position;

 Generates comparable rating and on the status and potential of 35 core strategic assets;

 Short-lists the most suitable companies based on each financier’s own specific criteria;

– Helps shift focus and resources from avoiding the “wrong companies” to supporting the right ones.

 

How HippoRadar works?

1. You send a tailor-made invitation message and instructions to the companies to be evaluated.

– The minimum is three companies and there is no upper limit.

2. Company CEOs send acceptance emails to a Global Enabler mailbox and receive personalized access links to HippoMeter

– Each company CEO gets to invite 2-9 Fellow Respondents (co-founders, board members, advisors, investors).

3. The company teams respond to HippoMeter and generate valuable intelligence on 35 core strategic assets and related resource needs

  – Each company CEO receives a detailed confidential online report containing intelligence on team alignment not shared with Financiers.

3. You receive a portfolio report with all the companies comparably evaluated and short-listed as per your unique criteria

  – You also receive online financier reports on each company and a concluding debrief session on the key findings and conclusions

The Underlying Framework

A journey from Opportunity to Ownership, and back

Our approach to the art and science of business creation, company evaluation and growth financing draws from 20 years of action research, experiments, pilots and pivots. HippoRadar rests on a progressive, scientifically rigorous, tested and proven business creation framework.

The framework gears around 7 core elements

 

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Opportunity

Deals with the size and growth rate and the level of pain and demand in the target market — and the solution value being offered.

 

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Scalability

Deals with what is required by the market and competition to satisfy demand – and the technical & functional readiness of the solution.

 

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Defensibility

Deals with what all can be done and what has been done to protect the solution and the related value chain.

 

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Capability

Deals with the requirements and capacity of the organization to execute a demanding business creation operation.

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Profitability

Deals with the resource base at hand, revenue logic, earning power, financial projections and funding requirements.

 

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Market Entry

Deals with current vs. targeted market position and status of go-to-market measures to successfully reach market acceptance.

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Ownership

Deals with Who owns, the mindset of owners and who all should be engaged Why and Howto seize the Opportunity.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can I access HippoRadar?

Once you have obtained product rights and delivered the invitation message and instructions to the companies to be evaluated, each CEO will receive access link to engage the company team to respond to HippoMeter, the Founder interface of HippoRadar.

 

What do you mean by a "Hippo"?

A Hippo is short for a High Impact & Profit Potential Opportunity.

A Hippo is a business case with high potential for both impact and profit. A Hippo can have the shape or form of an innovation project, an internal corporate or SME venture or a startup or a scaleup. The greatest Hippos solve big global problems.

How about ownership, safety and privacy of data?

All data is safely guarded at Safetypass.EU, an industry trusted and GDPR compliant platform, on secured servers in Finland. The data is owned by Global Enabler Corporation and it is not used for advertising purposesLead respondents of each company control access to individual respondent sensitive data.

Is HippoRadar applicable for all kind of companies?

Yes, HippoRadar works across sectors, industries, technologies, and types of business models and concepts. HippoRadar can be used to screen, evaluate and rate startups from pre-seed to growth stages. HippoRadar is useful for short-listing of companies for growth funding and to defining resource needs for support actions.

 

How to prepare myself to use HippoRadar?

You should emphasize that you seek for companies with shortcomings you can help fix, not companies with no shortcomings, and that you will appreciate candid, realistic assessments. Optimally, you can engage your own representative as an Advisor Respondent in the Founder Team of each company being evaluated.

 

What is the background of HippoRadar?

HippoRadar is co-created by seasoned entrepreneurs, action researchers and venture capitalists, who have worked on startups, globally, for decades. The algorithm is backed by 20 years of robust research, an exploratory PhD program, and 20M€ in related project funding.

 

Who owns and operates HippoRadar?

HippoRadar is owned and operated by Global Enabler Corporation Oy, a private Finland registered limited liability company. The HippoRadar functionalities and data are maintained on the industry-trusted Safetypass.EU platform on secured servers located in Finland.

 

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